14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Sand Castle for Tiny Fairies and Mermaids

Immersed as she was in her imagination, she didn't even notice me watching her build a sand castle for tiny fairies and mermaids. This photo was taken at the end of a busy day at the beach, when everyone was in need of a little quiet time, but we weren't ready to come inside just yet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Heather Stafford